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Oct 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
finance laws in the country. we went out there to see what kind of effect all this outside money that's coming in. it's not just in the senate race. it's in down ballot races, local races, state, congressional and state legislative races. that's why you go out there. you discover real quick the people in montana don't want outside money. they don't want people telling them what to do. they don't want outside groups independently influencing campaigns. they just want people to leave them alone and let them make up their own minds, you know? >> what is fascinating to me about what's happening in montana is here you had a state, here you had law makers trying to do something about campaign finance reform and now you've got all these groups that managed to find ways around it. >> in 1912 the state of montana passed the corrupt passages act, the strictest finance campaign reform in the country. it was brought as a challenges to citizens united. supreme court had a second look via this montana case and said we are going to stay with citizens united. we think there is no corruption if there
Oct 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
of voter intimidation and voter id laws that i want to get your take on. reuters, efforts to mislead, pressure or intimidate voters are an increasingly prominent part of the political landscape. one of the key words there, reverend al, increasingly. what is behind this? what is driving this? >> well, i mean, i think we've seen letters, even some going to republicans. we've seen billboards. i think there is always been the mood of some to try and stop people from voting, disenfranchise people, parlor tricks as we call it. but i think what we are seeing now is the most aggressive i've seen. voter id laws where all of the sudden with no fraud, we need different id now to vote in some states than we've ever needed. and all kinds of efforts for voter clergy, particularly here in florida. i think all of this has energized people to say wait a minute, this is not going to happen. you're not going to take my vote. quoting bishop curry again, last time it was history on many when the minority community was voting for the first black president. this time it's personal. they're voting because t
Oct 27, 2012 11:00am PDT
that same-sex couples have to be treated before the eyes of the law as heterosexual couples. he went on to say, what i also said historically is marriages have been defined at the state level. is this next election, when it comes to youth, are they going to look at social issues more or more economic issues? >> i think social issues do mean a great deal to us. when you look at guy marriage as the next civil rights issue of our time. we were seeing if he would take the next step and make it a federal law. when i travel around the country at the end of the day, it is everyone talking about back pocket, money, jobs, employment. >> let's talk about you're talking about pocketbook, talking about economic issues. when you look at the youth vote today, since you've been talking to them, are they more fiscally conservative than perhaps last election, seeing many of them as children of generation x-ers. that generation grew up fiscally challenged and they may have passed some of those ideas to their children. >> that taps into something, yeah. i agree with that. i authentic it explains that w
Oct 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
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Oct 31, 2012 8:00am PDT
.d. law, that as you know got stayed by the courts, but it got our base angry. angry. they may have been luke warm about voting this time but you tell someone they can't vote and had they get their backs up. there's going to be a good turnout in pennsylvania and the president is going to win. he won't win by the 10 or 20 points the polls were showing a month ago, but he'll win by 3, 4, 5 points i think. >> i do want to talk about expanding the maps. republicans are saying they're coming on strong in minnesota, wisconsin, michigan, all these states to lean democratic. is the president's eye being taken off the ball, ohio, virginia and other battlegrounds to defend the states that should be easily locked up? >> no. again, they've had money allocated for this contingency so they're spending the money. probably do robocalls, i did one today on the voter i.d. get a robocall from president clinton, vice president was always scheduled to go into scranton. he's going into scranton over the weekend. i think that's more than enough to beat this back. again, i don't think the president's going to w
Nov 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
that will have a huge impact on stand your ground laws and have a huge impact on what happens in that particular locale. those local politic, tip o'neill said all politics are local will have a huge impact upon the people in florida and the rest of the nation will be watching as a litmus test to determine how the receivism of the coke brothers and far right-wing groups will have an impact on this kind of race. >> michelle, this is a headline from the "wall street journal" this week and i'm going to put it up here. election may hinge on latino turnout here. barack obama's re-election hopes hinge more than any previous presidential contender on the latino vote. if the president is re-elected, michelle how much of a role will that specific voting bloc play? >> it's going to have a huge impact on the election in just a few days. latinos are the largest growing minority in the united states. they are also, you know, 16% of the electorate. they are particularly important in all of the battleground states we're talking about. nevada, colorado, virginia, in particular and we have seen that there's been
Oct 28, 2012 12:00pm PDT
.d. laws, it sounds as if you think it's had an adverse effect. >> i was at north carolina central in durham on friday, maybe 2,000 students voted, because they can vote on campus the same day in north carolina. and today they're voting in orlando and now here in gainesville. people took it kind of light in 2010. but they're all the way live in 2012. >> what type of effect if any do you think that the hurricane is going to have on the election? >> it seemed like something were trying to outrun the hurricane. trying to vote in front of it. even if the worst comes, it will not last until november 6th, for example. i think when the record is out there, are we better off than four years ago? four years ago, we lost four million jobs, but have gained five with a swing of nine million votes. >> pell grants who didn't have them then. the auto workers are working three shifts in ohio, who did not have those jobs three years ago. soldiers in iraq, 100,000 home now. the president has a record and the more he runs on that record, the more he is gaining strength. he's putting forth in spite of
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